Formula 1 | Official: Adrian Newey will leave Red Bull at the start of 2025

It’s official and it finally falls on May 1: Adrian Newey will leave Red Bull in 2025 after 19 years. It will leave exactly in the first quarter of 2025.

Red Bull Racing has released the long-awaited news, as team CEO Christian Horner hails its contribution “true legend of F1”.

Newey is stepping down from design work at Red Bull Racing with immediate effect and will continue to attend specific races to support the team on track until the end of the 2024 season. This early withdrawal from design is certainly intended to reduce his notice period to start in another team (Ferrari) from 2025, after the first quarter in all cases.

He will focus on the final development and delivery of Red Bull’s first hypercar, its highly anticipated RB17 which will be revealed at Goodwood in July.

Since joining Red Bull Racing in 2006, Adrian’s vision and technical leadership have been instrumental for the team and group in winning a remarkable seven F1 Drivers’ Championship titles and six F1 Drivers’ Championship titles. constructors – totaling 118 wins and 101 poles, including Toro Rosso’s pole and victory in 2008.

“Ever since I was a young boy, I wanted to be a designer of fast cars. My dream was to become a Formula 1 engineer, and I was lucky enough to make that dream a reality,” comments Adrian Newey, technical director of Oracle Red Bull Racing.

“For nearly two decades, it has been my great honor to have played a key role in Red Bull Racing’s progression from newcomer to multi-title team. However, I believe now is the time has come to pass the baton to others and set myself new challenges. In the meantime, the final stages of development of the RB17 are upon us, so for the rest of my time with the team, my focus will be there. -above.”

“I would like to thank the many extraordinary people I have worked with at Red Bull during our journey over the past 18 years for their talent, dedication and hard work. It has been a true privilege and I am confident that the engineering team is well prepared for the work leading to the final evolution of the car within the four-year period of these regulations.”

“On a personal note, I would also like to thank the shareholders, the late Dietrich Mateschitz, Mark Mateschitz and Chalerm Yoovidhya for their unwavering support during my time at Red Bull, and Christian, who has not only been my business partner but also a friend to our respective families. Thanks also to Oliver Mintzlaff for his management and to Eddie Jordan, my close friend and manager.”

Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner added: “All of our greatest moments over the past 20 years have come with Adrian’s hand in technical direction.”

“His vision and genius helped us win 13 titles in 20 seasons. His exceptional ability to conceptualize beyond F1 and bring broader inspiration to Grand Prix car design, his remarkable talent for accepting the change and finding the most rewarding areas of the rules to focus on, and his relentless drive to win have helped Red Bull all become a greater force than even the late Dietrich Mateschitz could have imagined, I think.

“What’s more, the last 19 years with Adrian have been extremely fun. For me, when Adrian joined Red Bull, he was already a superstar designer. Two decades and 13 championships later, he leaves as a true legend. He is also my friend and someone to whom I will be forever grateful for all he has brought to our partnership. The legacy he leaves behind will echo through the halls of Milton Keynes and the road-going RB17 will be a testament. and a fitting legacy of his time with us.”

Newey therefore evokes new challenges: no question of retirement for him, which should be made official in the coming minutes, hours or days as new consultant/technical director of Ferrari (read our very latest information from this morning here)!

The other big expected impact is a domino effect with the announcement of a very probable departure of Max Verstappen to Mercedes F1 (facilitated by a resignation of Dr Marko).

Watch our live from last night here where we discussed the future consequences of this departure.


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